STL Science Center

STL Science Center

03 April 2016

Confusion and Facts

Sinosaurus has confused many people over the years. The fossil is not entirely to blame; evolving phylogenetics have pushed apart Sinosaurus and its morphologically similar cousin Dilophosaurus. However, the visual similarity of the two has caused many to equate the two or infer a close relationship where none exists. Many pages have gotten this straightened out over time and correctly identify the familial relationships of Sinosaurus (which is more closely related to Cryolophosaurus than it is to Dilophosaurus) as they point out relevant facts about the dinosaur. The fact pages concerning Sinosaurus are few in number and that makes for a short post, sadly.

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